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11:Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there may not understand one another's speech.

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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Genesis 11

 1And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech.

    2And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it.

    3And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them of stones, and slime instead of mortar.

    4And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven: and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.

    5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building.

    6And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue: and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed.

    7Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there may not understand one another's speech.

    8And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city.

    9And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded: and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries.

    10These are the generations of Sem: Sem was a hundred years old when he begot Arphaxad, two years old when he begot Arphaxad, two years after the flood.

    11And Sem lived after he begot Arphaxad, five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters.

    12And Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Sale.

    13And Arphaxad lived after he begot Sale, three hundred and three years; and begot sons and daughters.

    14Sale also lived thirty years, and begot Heber.

    15And Sale lived after he begot Heber, four hundred and three years; and begot sons and daughters.

    16And Heber lived thirty-four years, and begot Phaleg.

    17And Heber lived after he begot Phaleg, four hundred and thirty years: and begot sons and daughters.

    18Phaleg also lived thirty years, and begot Reu.

    19And Phaleg lived after he begot Reu, two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters.

    20And Reu lived thirty-two years, and begot Sarug.

    21And Reu lived after he begot Sarug, two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters.

    22And Sarug lived thirty years, and begot Nachor.

    23And Sarug lived after he begot Nachor, two hundred years: and begot sons and daughters.

    24And Nachor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Thare.

    25And Nachor lived after he begot Thare, a hundred and nineteen years: and begot sons and daughters.

    26And Thare lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Aran.

    27And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot.

    28And Aran died before Thare his father, in the land of his nativity in Ur of the Chaldees.

    29And Abram and Nachor married wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai: and the name of Nachor's wife, Melcha, the daughter of Aran, father of Melcha, and father of Jescha.

    30And Sarai was barren, and had no children.

    31And Thare took Abram, his son, and Lot the son of Aran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, and brought them out of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan: and they came as far as Haran, and dwelt there.

    32And the days of Thare were tow hundred and five years, and he died in Haran.

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123Kathy
by jr debate team on Apr. 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM

 

Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there may not understand one another's speech                                I wonder would happen if this didn't happen? Seems it is good have good communication skills  sometimes. One thing after this everybody  spread out more.

Well the list of names lead up Abram.


LilyofPhilly
by Advanced Athiest on Apr. 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Kathy, anthropologists know how language evolves. This is an attempt at an explanation as to why people speak different languages. I think the Ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia were the inspiration for this story. It's such a quaint idea, that the godS were afraid of the people buidling a tower high enough to reach them, so they confused their speech. And of course, since this time mankind has built much greater cities, and much higher towers, and it hasn't upset the gods at all.

123Kathy
by jr debate team on Apr. 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM


Quoting LilyofPhilly:

Kathy, anthropologists know how language evolves. This is an attempt at an explanation as to why people speak different languages. I think the Ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia were the inspiration for this story. It's such a quaint idea, that the godS were afraid of the people buidling a tower high enough to reach them, so they confused their speech. And of course, since this time mankind has built much greater cities, and much higher towers, and it hasn't upset the gods at all.

You know you read something, and just on. Not really thinking about to much. You are right. It is kinda differnt how God did this. I wonder if his plan to make the people spread out? I also I heard years ago, they want to be know the best in the land. Bigger than God. God doesn't like when people try prove they are bigger than him. The people was taking all the credit for this too. They were not giving any credit to God at all. Like we live here now. My husband goes to work and makes the money. We still thank God for all he gives us. I don't know, just my thought :-)
Actually my husband was judging me last night because I didn't not pray before I ate my dinner. He is so annoying :-) He is right though. Jesus thank God for all his food when he was here on this earth.


123Kathy
by jr debate team on May. 31, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Now the people united. Making this tower. Why God now is not happy with this?         I see in the OT. God only want to be everybody first. So when everybody was started there day. Working on the Tower. God was push aside. The people built the tower, not God? Why God want the credit for this high tower? I guess I was wondering God destried the tower.

Later the people could not understand each people were saying too. Maybe God really wanted all the people spread more?


123Kathy
by jr debate team on May. 31, 2012 at 1:41 PM


Quoting LilyofPhilly:

Kathy, anthropologists know how language evolves. This is an attempt at an explanation as to why people speak different languages. I think the Ziggurats of ancient Mesopotamia were the inspiration for this story. It's such a quaint idea, that the godS were afraid of the people buidling a tower high enough to reach them, so they confused their speech. And of course, since this time mankind has built much greater cities, and much higher towers, and it hasn't upset the gods at all. Kathy-I am thinking the people were started serving other God maybe? I see God didn't want everybody get out control again.

Some reason God didn't want everybody to be on the same page at all. I wonder Why?



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